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11000 WIDOWS + ORPHANS - We cannot afford to sit back and watch their immense sufferings

WOM is a Non-governmental-Organization in Bolgatanga, Ghana, the "Widows and Orphans Movement"(WOM) It is a fully registered movement under governmental laws in Ghana. We support the NGO since more than 2 years now. Providing WOM with technical know how, help in logistics and setting up plant and machinery for their production facility.

Widows and Orphans movement primarily is engaged in supporting of abused and displaced women and Orphans.

Upon hearing the heart throbbing stories of those who have been subjected to intimidation and violence, you cannot but feel remorse for these women and children.

Deeply rooted traditions in their society demand that once a husband dies , his possessions - including wife and children - will become "property" of his brother in law.

This in real terms means, the widow is subjected to (in most cases immediate) intimidation, domestic violence and sexual exploitation.

The government is trying to stop this practice, but due to the remoteness of areas it is difficult to have a law implemented.

If the widow refuses ( it happens in many cases - understandably ) she is expelled, without anything except her cloth on her back.

Children and widows are being literally thrown on the dust roads.

The noble aim of this Organization is to help those women and children, and give them a place, food and shelter, and provides them land where they can farm peanuts, shea- nuts and other crops.

We help WOM by acquiring machinery to improve their self sufficiency, to produce vegetable oils and sell it on the market. The long term aim is to achieve sustainable income and growth.

Compassion is our goal - providing help for the needy our prime task.

More info :

http://africasiaeuro.com/ http://africasiaeuro.com/flashtemplate http://africasiaeuro.com/Freetown http://africasiaeuro.com/niani

http://twitter.com/bolgatanga http://twitter.com/A_F_R_I_C_A

Send your email to : [email protected] for further info.

WOM : www.causes.com/WOM

1. TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES WITH OUR HELP

2. CREATING ESTABLISHING JOINT SMALL SCALE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

3. WOMEN BEING TORTURED, ABUSED, AND VIOLATED, IN DEFIANCE OF THEIR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS

4. ESTABLISHING SHELTERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE EXPELLED FROM THEIR HOMES

5. LINK UP WITH OTHER NGOS AROUND THE GLOBE